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  • The Odyssey (Book #12)
  • The Odyssey (Book #16)
  • Odysseus as the beggar -> (w/Telemachus)
  • The Odyssey (Book #17)
  • After visiting the land of the dead, Odysseus and his men return to Circe. She warns Odysseus of new dangers. She tells Odysseus and his men to plug their ears to get past the sirens. She also prepares them to face the horrible sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis. Her plan to avoid the sirens is successful. However, Scylla kills 6 of the crew members.
  • The Odyssey (Book #21)
  • Odysseus returns home dressed as a beggar. He meets Eumaeus, the faithful swineherd. Then he sees his son Telemachus. Telemachus does not recognize his father When Odysseus removes the disguise, Telemachus thinks he is a god. Finally, Telemachus recognizes his father. Father and son weep to be together again.
  • The Odyssey (Book #22)
  • Odysseus returns to his palace still disguised as a beggar. Outside, he sees his dog, Argus, who has been treated badly while he was gone. Odysseus is angered by the dog's poor condition.
  • The Odyssey (Book #23)
  • Odysseus discovers that many suitors are at the palace. They want to marry Penelope. She has given up hope that Odysseus will return. She plans a contest. She will marry the winner. The men must string Odysseus' bow. Then they must shoot an arrow through the holes in 12 axe heads. No one can string the bow. Still dressed as a beggar, Odysseus completes both tasks.
  • Odysseus takes off his disguise. He kills Antinous, the leader of the suitors. The remaining suitors decide they must fight with Odysseus. Telemachus and two servants join Odysseus in the fight. With the help of these men and Athena, Odysseus kills the suitors.
  • Penelope is not sure the man is really Odysseus. She asks a servant to put his bed outside his bedroom. Odysseus says that the bed cannot be moved. One of its posts is the trunk of an olive tree. Penelope then knows that he really is Odysseus. No one else knows the secret of the bed. Odysseus and his wife weep in each other's arms.
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